When Life Hurts: How to See Through Suffering


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By Pastor Mike Novotny with bonus Bible study by Dr. Bruce Becker

If you’re hurting, you know how hard it is to see your way forward. Suffering has a way of clouding your vision. It can make you feel isolated, forgotten, confused, aimless, and even hopeless.

How do you navigate the heartache in your life when you can’t control it or make sense of it?

That’s the question Pastor Mike Novotny answers in When Life Hurts. This real and sometimes raw journey through the book of Job tackles the tough questions about how pain affects your life and what to do when it does.

Complete with study questions at the end of each chapter, this book offers more than insight; it offers a guide to help you navigate your suffering in a way that honors God and anchors you in his love.

Whether you’re facing sickness, death, struggles in your marriage, loss in your career, or any other heartache, this encouraging book can help lift you out of the fog and lead you forward with hope.

Book Cover Type: Paperback
Pages: 148
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5"

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Thomas Vircks
Very timely!

The two things I got out of this are there is a need to remain in the Word and through it develop a God-pleasing patience (more and more difficult in this instant-gratification society--) and remember to leave the unanswered questions in God's hands.

Thank you for your review, Thomas!


Good book read it twice & underlined alot passed it on to our son who just lost his wife from cancer

Thank you for the review, Nettie. We're glad to hear the book has been a blessings to your family!


Wonderful book! Easy to read and understand. Very comforting. Thanks!

Thank you for your review!

Great book to read after my husband was diagnosed with cancer!

The writing style and content bring peace to the reader as God’s wisdom and grace are highlighted when sin brings difficulties into our lives! My pastor shared the book with me and I have passed it on to encourage others.

Thank you, Laurie!


This season has carried a lot of sadness and loss. When Life Hurts was a true “page turner” when seeking answers of why bad things happen. It gave me reassurance, built my faith and provides solid Biblical teaching. Highly recommend for anyone in a time of grief or even just as a preparation for such times!

Thank you for the review, Julia!